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Sen. Libby’s student debt relief bill survives to fight another day

Sen. Libby’s student debt relief bill survives to fight another day

Posted: August 02, 2017

Legislature votes to carry the bond bill over to the next legislative session AUGUSTA — A bipartisan effort to relieve the immense burden of...

Legislature overrides veto of Sen. Carson’s public health nursing bill

Legislature overrides veto of Sen. Carson’s public health nursing bill

Posted: August 02, 2017

LD 1108 removes Gov. LePage’s ability to gut public health by refusing to fill positions AUGUSTA —The Maine Legislature on Wednesday...

Weekly Radio Address: Sen. Libby urges student debt relief for Maine

Weekly Radio Address: Sen. Libby urges student debt relief for Maine

Posted: July 28, 2017

At $1.4 trillion, Americans owe more for student loans than credit card or auto debt. That heavy load is taking a toll on our economy and our...

Legislature enacts Bellows bill restoring mental health services

Legislature enacts Bellows bill restoring mental health services

Posted: July 20, 2017

LD 808 undoes cuts made to community support services for vulnerable Mainers AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate on Thursday voted unanimously to enact a...

Legislature enacts Diamond bill to ban handheld devices while driving

Legislature enacts Diamond bill to ban handheld devices while driving

Posted: July 20, 2017

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate on Thursday enacted legislation to ban the use of handheld devices while driving. The bill was enacted unanimously with...

GOP again sides with offshoring corporations over American workers

GOP again sides with offshoring corporations over American workers

Posted: July 20, 2017

Republican-controlled Senate kills Jackson’s “Buy America, Build Maine Act” AUGUSTA — Majority Republicans in the Maine Senate on Thursday...

Breen’s equal pay bill dies after GOP-controlled Senate upholds veto

Breen’s equal pay bill dies after GOP-controlled Senate upholds veto

Posted: July 20, 2017

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate on Thursday voted to uphold Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of a bill to fight the gender wage gap by requiring employers to...

Senate fails to override veto of Jackson bill to support Maine’s loggers

Senate fails to override veto of Jackson bill to support Maine’s loggers

Posted: July 20, 2017

LD 1573 would have given preference in state contracts to timber harvested by Mainers AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate on Thursday upheld a veto by...

Weekly Radio Address: Miramant says smart bond package will build better future for Maine

Weekly Radio Address: Miramant says smart bond package will build better future for Maine

Posted: July 14, 2017

Text of Radio Address, aired July 15: Hi, this is Senator Dave Miramant from Camden. Thanks for tuning in. As the lead Senate Democrat on the...

Legislature enacts budget to end government shutdown

Legislature enacts budget to end government shutdown

Posted: July 04, 2017

Final compromise puts resources in the classroom, boosts Head Start, sustains Clean Elections AUGUSTA — Early in the morning on the Fourth of...